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Sep 30, 2012 11:35pm EDT
the economy. they are concerned, but not that concerned, as opposed to jobs or something like that. every day he is talking about foreign affairs is a day they are not talking about the economy. there is a real divide about what romney should do. >> we should point out the economy will be the topic at this debate, at least it will be domestic policy, for the most part. do we expect -- to mention romney might come out with more specifics. he spent four minutes on his specific plans for the economy during his speech. what do we expect this time around? >> we expect him to lay out more detail in this format, although whether it allows itself to an in-depth policy discussion is another matter. he is under a lot of pressure, especially under -- from conservative pundits, to put more meat on the bone and say what he would do differently on issues ranging from the economy to foreign affairs to everything else did you president obama -- he has a sunset of challenges going into the debate? >> -- his own set of challenges going into the debate? >> just putting the two of them together elevat
ABC
Sep 30, 2012 10:00am EDT
global economy, and so, that's what governor romney is laying out a very clear vision on that. guess what he's going do, he's going negotiate with congress about those loopholes. that's what he's going to do. he's not going to lock himself into something now. >> don't voters have the right to know what those are? >> the voters have the right to know what direction he's going to take the country in. he's going to reduce so nobody is paying less in the wealthy class than before. here's what he's learned that the president has never learned, 85% of his legislation was democratic when he was governor in massachusetts. you can lay out aspirational goals and visions, you have to get down to negotiating to get things done. in washington, the president draws hard lines but he never knows how to negotiate and compromise. >> governor romney has been getting a lot of advice from some pretty anxious conservatives. one wants a bigger, bolder campaign. i want to read what he had to say. he said, go large mitt. for six months, he's been matching obama small for small ball. a hit and run critique he
ABC
Oct 3, 2012 5:00pm EDT
, including the economy. 90 minutes. it is a high-stakes showdown. tonight, president obama and mitt romney finally stepped in to the same -- step into the same ring, the president preparing for tough questions about the struggling economy and why he deserves a second term. analysts say the focus -- >> i think the president is all about his mannerisms and style at this point. he cannot come across as irritable or impatient. >> the mitt romney's campaign -- the mitt romney campaign they say he needs to connect with voters and show he does connect with them. it is one thing to do it on the campaign trail, another when it is just a few feet away. >> he has to turn this into it be not a referendum about himself. -- into it being not a referendum about himself. most americans think the president will win the debate. and the romney campaign is hoping they will get a much- needed boost. >> thank you very much for that. we want to know what you are thinking and you can tell us us -- tell us that. you can go to our website wjla.com and you can weigh in and also see what others are thinking. t
ABC
Oct 4, 2012 5:00pm EDT
health care. >> unemployed mortgage banker said same-sex marriage and the economy are important issues when it comes to deciding who she will vote for. she is not even short she will vote. >> if i cannot make a decision as strong decision, i do not know if i want to feel responsible either way as to gets elected. >> both candidates will be here in the state tomorrow. this will be the second time in eight days that both mitt romney and barack obama will be in virginia on the very same day. >> thank you. our coverage from last night's debate continues on wjla.com. you will find a fact check as well as how the obama camp is adjusting its approach for the next one. we will also show you how you can get interactive and register your opinions. >> a massive manhunt tonight underweight for a 17-year-old. he has not been seen since monday. what is the latest? >> we have an intense search going on. this is going to go until the evening. they have been surging trails allover this area in fairfax. we're talking about a 17-year- old who made no statements about running away. this is a mystery and h
ABC
Oct 1, 2012 5:09pm EDT
at home. t's time for a new economic patriotism, rooted in the... belief that growing our economy begins with a strong... thriving middle cls. read my planan. compare it to governor romney's, and decide for yourself. thanks for listening. i'm barack obama and i approve this message. >> a mother and father say the death of their 12-year-old daughter has uncovered a major problem in the school system. >> now they want to see every school employees trained in cpr. >> this is certainly an eye opener. right now, the state requires the two staff members in every school in the state be trained to do cpr and use defibrillators. these parents say that is not enough. according to her parents, this 12-year-old victim did not receive cpr for 10 minutes after she collapsed as cool. they say her teacher, who was right there called 911, but did not administer the life-saving technique. if she had, the question, would their daughter be alive today? >> it is a question we have to live with every day. no one did so how will i ever know? >> if someone had been trained to respond as needed would that
ABC
Oct 3, 2012 12:00pm EDT
will focus on domestic issues including the economy, health care, and the role of government. the candidates are preparing and many are weighing in on what they need to do. >> i don't think mitt romney has to win this debate. he needs to show that he is presidential and compassionate. >> the president is all about his mannerisms and his style. i think he cannot come across as charitable or impatient. he has to act like he wants to be there and maybe smile a lot. >> tonight could be a critical moment. for both moment according poll, mr. obama holds a 51% to 43% lead in ohio. in virginia and florida, romney is also trailing, but the numbers are much closer. >> he's behind because this has become a referendum on. on >> obama and romney are expected to take part in debut more debates on october 16 and october 22. once tonight's debate on abc 7 news followed by full analysis on abc 7 news at 11:00. brianne carter reporting. >> we want you to tell us what you think during the debate as you are watching. we are launching an instant reaction feature on our website. go to the web site at a
ABC
Oct 3, 2012 2:35am EDT
. >> uh-huh. >>> the u.s. birth rate is down again. government analysts blame it on a very weak economy. a new report just out this morning shows that the number of births fell 1% last year. the fourth annual decline in a row. fewer than 4 million babies were born last year. the lowest since 1998. analysts say the trend is reversing because the economy is improving. on that note, i think i am ready for another. >> really? talking about this. you got two. are you ready? >> some of my friend have had babies. you see a little baby. >> and they smell good. >> they grow up they're 3 and 5 and drive mommy and daddy crazy. they're good. >> a look at your wednesday weather, everybody. thick morning fog in boston, new york, d.c. thunderstorms in the carolinas southward. gusty wind from seattle to minneapolis. up to a foot of snow in montana mountai mountains. >> 80s in colorado springs. albuquerque, across the south. mostly 70s in the north east as well as the midwest. >>> here is a truly great story all about a guy named adam greenberg. on a one game contract with the florida marlins last night
ABC
Oct 2, 2012 4:30am EDT
find work in today's economy. too many of those who are workg are living paycheck to paycheck trying to make falling incomes meet rising prices for food and gas. more americans are living in poverty than when president obama took office and fifteen million more are on food stamps. president obama and i both care about poor and middle-class families. the difference is my policies will make things better for them. we shouldn't measure compassion by how many people are on welfare. we should measure compassion by how many people are able to get off welfare and get a good paying job. my pn will create twelve million new jobs over the next four years helping lift families out of poverty and strengthening the middle-class. i'm mitt romney and i approve this message because we can't afford another four years like the last four years. ♪ back.come y with a look at your forecast. now the metroht area. still a little damper from overnight showers. for northern virginia, heavy rain crossing over 66, between front royal and bristow in prince william county. theyellow to orange is heavy ra
ABC
Oct 4, 2012 6:00pm EDT
and restaurants taxes. for thegood news economy. more americans are paying their credit cards on time. credit card delinquencies have 11-year low. -- a report found that less than 3% of bank card were overdue by 30 days or more. are saving more money l they paying last fal their debt. >> it is that time of year when starting to come states. united this is north dakota. snow is not unusual there at time of year. as much as 10 inches of snow north dakotaastern today. >> that is called a recess. >> that is called summer. >> a lot of lees were still out there. some spots had 10 -- leaves still out there. spots had 10 inches of snow. >> that is not on the way here? >> no. this is north dakota. the temperatures are mighty low. is the current temperature, 39 degrees right now. storminess. area of there is still one storm, a tropical storm oscar. 81 degrees today. the decrease in humidity. temperatures into the 70's, but minneapolis, 47 degrees. there to editors dropped 30 degrees. saturday and sunday -- dropped to 30ures degrees. saturday and sunday, that coming ourwill be way. overnigh
ABC
Oct 2, 2012 6:00am EDT
economy. too many of those who are wking are living paycheck to paycheck trying to make falling incomes meet rising prices for food and gas. more americans are living in poverty than when president obama took office and fifteen million more are on food stamps. president obama and i both care about poor and middle-class families. the difference is my policies will make things better for them. we shouldn't measure compassion by w many people are on welfare. we should measure compassionet off welfare and get a good paying job. my plan will create twelve million new jobs over the next four years helping lift families out of poverty and strengthening the middle-class. i'm mitt romney and i approve this message because we can't afford another four years ke the last four years. ♪ ♪ hey, what are you drinking? i'm drinking dunkin'. i'm drinking dunkin'. i'm just in love with the flavor. i get mine black. i don't want to take away from that pure taste. so smooth, no bitterness. it's awesome. there's no other taste like it. america runs on dunkin' coffee. >> you are watching abc 7's "good mor
ABC
Oct 3, 2012 6:00am EDT
will square off tonight in 615-minute segments with a focus on the economy health care, and the role of government. both candidates have been preparing for weeks. they took a break on tuesday and their wives weighed in on how they think it will go. >> we are focused and i cannot wait for the contrast that we are going to hear. >> he's a very good debater telling him to have fun and relaxing and be himself, because if he is barack obama the country has come to know and trust, you'll do a great job. -- he'll do a great job. >> political analysts this morning say presidential candidates don't win elections because of debates but having a gaffe could impact whether they walk home with the final prize of being at the white house the next four years. back to you. >> thank you. you can watch the debate tonight at 9:00 on abc 7. some believe the pressure will fall on mitt romney. >> turning to a developing story in fairfax county. parents and students at west springfield high school on alert after someone followed a female student home on monday night. john gonzalez joins us live the a high
ABC
Sep 30, 2012 8:00am EDT
capitalize on the economy right now. do you think that he could do that with foreign policy? >> that's right. the 2,000th death. the president is also facing a lot of questions on the death of the american ambassador chris stevens in benghazi. he has to convince voters that he has the better answers on the economy. >> going to be something. thank you so much. >>> and don't forget to watch abc's "this week" later this morning. george's guests will include new jersey governor chris christie and white house adviser david plouffe. >>> and tune in wednesday of special coverage of one-on-one the candidates debate. at 9:00 p.m. eastern. >> george and diane hosting the debates wednesday night. >>> now, to what has been an embarrassing week for airport screeners. now, more ominously two incidents of loaded guns making it through the x-ray machines undetected. abc's mark greenblatt is at new york's laguardia airport. >> good morning to you, dan. frequent travelers complain about evasive screening procedures. two guns made it on to airplanes this week, has many travelers on edge and worried about
ABC
Oct 1, 2012 2:30am EDT
busy cramming ahead of wednesday night's face-off which will put a focus on jobs and the economy. it is monday, october 1st. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >>> good monday morning, everybody. i'm paula faris. >> i'm john muller. i threw my scripts in the garbage had to fish them back out. that's strange. >> an indicator of the kind of monday we are having. >> rob nelson is off this morning. we well have debate preparation and predictions coming up. >>> this half-hour, a solemn moment in the longest war, u.s. troop deaths in afghanistan have reached a grim milestone. >> then, eye-popping new numbers about kids and television. you are going to be surprised just how many hours they take in every day, even babies glued to the tube. and you know, i know in our home it's on just as background as well. >> i watched so much tv. so when i see the reports i say, i seem to be doing all right. >> well, you know. >> yeah, may be debatable. later, if it is monday morning must be time to recap nfl sunday action along with how we did with our picks. paula is rocking by the wa
ABC
Oct 3, 2012 11:35pm EDT
as mr. 8.2%. >> people are trapped in a bad economy. >> reporter: the incumbent, trying to paint the challenger as mr. 47%. >> i'm barack obama, and i approve this message. >> reporter: fat cat from the 1% who paid just 14% in his taxes. who you like in this final jeopardy round probably depends on which percent your in. do you even know? well, unless you earn more than $380,000 a year, you're officially part of the 99%. rock stars and athletes? they're just 1% of the 1%. wall street wizards, just 14% of the 1%. in fact, the 1% includes nearly twice as many doctors and lawyers. albert einstein said genius is 1% talent and 99% hard work. and the same is probably true for politics. at tonight's debate, a blizzard of percents. >> 93% of the businesses are not taxed at the 35% tax rate. >> reporter: all these perce percents -- >> it's mast. >> reporter: intended to make politics seem like facts that can't be argued with. >> like a sports analogy. it's odds, percentage chances. people have those percentages in their mind. they know their take-home pay. things that apply in their own l
ABC
Sep 28, 2012 4:00am EDT
to find work in today's economy. >> reporter: the obama campaign has spent more than $40 million on ads in ohio since may 1st. the romney campaign, more than $20 million. recent polling shows that in three, critical battleground states, president obama's in the lead. but the romney campaign says their internal polling in those states shows a much tighter race. >> they're going to have to plant the flag in ohio and fight like crazy. >> reporter: but romney's path to victory is shrinking. this week, abc news shifted ohio from the toss-up column to ohio. mitt romney would need to win nearly all of the remaining seven toss-up states to win the white house. and they all went for president obama in 2008. karen travers, abc news, washington. >>> we have the most convincing evidence yet that water once flowed on mars. nasa's rover curiosity, beaming back pictures with pebbles that are rounded off. a fast-moving stream once flowed on the red planet. finding past water is the first step to find out if the environment was able to sustain life. >>> time, now, for weather across the nation. heav
ABC
Sep 26, 2012 6:00am EDT
economy. domestic airlines earned $1.7 billion in baggage fees just in the first chapter of the year. a new government report predicts the fees will keep climbing. there's a lot of money being gamble. some experts say it told a billion dollars during the seahawks game against the packers on monday. i am paula faris. >> the nationals magic number six at five heading into tonight's game in philadelphia. the phillies jumped to a lead. the phillies got a home run from dominique brown and held on for the victory. >>the nationals lead over the brave is down to four games after atlanta defeated the marlins. the braves got a playoff spot, their first trip to the playoffs since 2010. >> the redskins trying to snap a two-game losing streak against the buccaneers in tampa. don't expect this game to look like they're blowout in the preseason. rg3 not playing. the nfl trying to put the monday night call heard round the world behind it. >> believe resumed negotiations with officials after setting replacement referees made a final call in the final play of the packers against the seahawks. the seah
ABC
Oct 4, 2012 12:00am EDT
economy. >> jimmy: if mitt romney did it, it would be almost more disturbing. >> it would be great. but i mean -- but -- it would be just great if romney just told, like, sang, like, a really slow choral poem. i don't know. i think about these things sometimes. >> jimmy: well, you might want to send them a letter. you -- you have a website that you're involved with, or, do you own the website? >> it's a channel on youtube, called smart girls at the party. >> jimmy: right. [ applause ] >> thank you. and it's -- it's a new channel, we have all different kinds of shows an content there and it's a great place to go, if you are a young person, to check out. comedy and -- >> jimmy: it's not just all comedy. you give like good advice to young girls. >> well, i -- i have this show called "ask amy," which i do two-minute, two-camera advice moments. >> jimmy: and these are things, questions people e-mail to you? >> yeah, we get great e-mails all over the world from young people so i try to answer them very honestly and under two minutes and try not to ramble and try my best to just, i don't know. >
ABC
Sep 30, 2012 9:30am EDT
point? people see this as a referendum on t u.s. economy? how did they see the campaign? >> it is a d difference in lanon anand the arab worldld. y of looooking at it dferently for the election. they are very interested. theyey follow every candididate. whatat you will say abo the foreign policicy. thisis isery important. we k know for the american p people, the voters, the main isss the e economy. and d we remember the famous rase from bill clinton -- it isis the ecoconomy, stupid. [lauaughter] so, fofor us, what is important for us is the foreign policy. because the relation between the united states and ththe ararab world, the m main issue, the conflict b between israel and the palestinians.. they wouldovee to know the future of the relation between the united states and the arab world. >> pritchett -- president o oba decided to skip the bilateral meetings that he usually holds. he went on "the view" which is a domemestic talk-ow and campaign stops t did not meet with any foforeign leaders during the general assembly. how was that ken overseas, or at least the lebanese perspective?
ABC
Oct 3, 2012 9:00pm EDT
candidates. the segments, as i announced, in advanc advanced, will be three on the economy and one each on health care, the role of government and governing, with an emphasis throughout on differences, specifics and choices. both candidates will also have two-minute closing statements. the audience here in the hall has promised to remain silent. no cheers, applause, boos, among other noisy distracting things. so, we may all concentrate on what the candidates have to say. there is a noise exception right now, though, as we welcome president obama and governor romney. >> gentlemen, welcome to you both. let's start with the economy, segment one, and let's begin with jobs. what are the major differences between the two of you about how you would go about creating new jobs? you have two minutes, each of you have two minutes to start. a coin toss has determined mr. president, you go first. >> well, thank you very much, jim, for this opportunity, i want to thank governor romney and the university of den very for your hospitality. there are a lot of points i want to make tonight, but the most impo
ABC
Sep 26, 2012 6:00pm EDT
continuing to make the economy topic number one. >> there are so many in our economy that are hurting. >> as i travel around ohio i do not see a lot of victims. i see hardworking ohioans. >> the president leads the 53% to 43% in ohio. in pennsylvania, the latest poll shows obama leading 54% to 42%. and in florida president obama leads a 53% to 44%. here in virginia one woman is reluctant to commit to romney. she says she may vote republican in the senate race but she was turned off by the mitt romney 47% remarke. >> what he said about 47% depending on the government, that is not true at all. >> this alexandria of voter. >> we have been losing jobs, but i think the mitt romney plan is superior to the president's plan. >> obama in the lead. there is a margin of error. romney campaign officials say they find fault with the quinnipiac poll methodology and believe the race is tighter. they think there is still plenty of time to overtake the president. rebecca cooper, abc 7 news. >> thank you, rebecca. the president was in ohio and had a little bit of a tough time getting there. he had to f
ABC
Oct 4, 2012 5:00am EDT
in colorado and wisconsin. will touch on many issues, heard in the debate including the economy. brianne carter is outside the up.te house with a wrap- >> the economy was at the forefront of this debate last night. campaign was hoping debate, hethe extra momentum. analysts believe that's what he accomplished. back to campaigning this morning for president obama and mitt romney after a night of back- .nd-forth debate many say romney had the right tone. poll shows 67% of americans believe the republican local was the winner. the president's proposed policies, middle-income americans have been buried. i will not under any circumstances raise taxes on middle-income families. the president fired back on economy, saying romney taxes and not add to the deficit without hurting the middle class. for 18 months he's been running on this tax plan. now, five weeks before the says his big bold idea is never mind. >> when talking about what cuts recommend, the reformnt's health care plan took center stage. >> obamacare is on my list. i used the term with all respect. it's if you repeal obamaca
ABC
Oct 3, 2012 6:30pm EDT
president obama's record. and make president obama bear responsibility for the economy right now, not let him evade it. mirror image for president obama. every time he gets a question, he's going to try to focus on mitt romney's plans, governor romney's plans for the future and say, listen, we may not be in the best shape right now, but it's going to be even worse if we implement his plans. >> each of them will be pivoting? >> reporter: each time. here's the thing. both sides don't really know what's going to happen tonight, because, as david pointed out, this format is so loose. once they get into the discussion, almost anything can happen. they could directly challenge each other. jim lehrer could directly challenge them. but they really don't know. >> it is going to be such an exciting night. and a reminder that george and i will be right here with you and the abc news team, ready to react and analyze and fact check. one-on-one, the candidates debate, 9:00 p.m. eastern, 6:00 central. >>> and we move on now on "world news" because we have two developing stories from overseas. tonigh
ABC
Sep 30, 2012 6:00pm EDT
minutes on wednesday night. it's all on domestic issues, the first half, jobs and the economy, the second half, health ka'aihue and other domestic issues. david? >> david kerley in washington tonight, david, thanks very much. >>> i want to bring in abc news political analyst matt dowd who advised both republican and democratic campaigns age that is always great to have you with us. you have three things for everyone to watch for. one of the things you point out body language could have a bigger impact on words. we remember al gore and george bush having a field day with those. >> i've had a record of that in texas. >> as if the sighing weren't bad enough gore's behavior got worse. [ laughter ] >> in that same year we remember the moment when al gore got up, walked over towards governor bush and this is his reaction. >> flying to get things done. >> and i believe i can. [ laughter ] >> famous moment, years prior there was h.w. bush checking his watch. famous moments. are these debate prep teams saying this is what you don't do. >> at this point in time they're emphasizing style as opposed
ABC
Oct 4, 2012 6:00am EDT
the campaign trail after the first three debates. >> they sparred over the economy, jobs, health care and much more the opinions vary about who came out on top of this one. prieta carter has the highlights. -- brianne carter has the highlights. >> mitt romney hoping they could get a boost in the polls today and some said that may be exactly what he got. back to campaigning this morning for president barack obama and mitt romney after a night of back-and-forth debate. domestic issues dominated. many think that there romney had the right pole. 67 percent of americans asked the lead the republican hopeful was the winner. to go under the president's policies middle income have been very. they are being crushed. i will not on any circumstances raise taxes on any middle income family. >> for 18 months he has been running on this tax plan. now, five weeks before the election is saying his big bold idea is never mind. >> the president's health-care reform plan was center stage. >> obamacare is on my list. >> if you repeal obama care, if you repeal it, what happens is those seniors right
ABC
Oct 3, 2012 5:00am EDT
focus on the economy, health care, and the role of government. have been caring for weeks. break tuesday and wives weighed in on how big it will go. we are focused and i cannot for the contrast we will hear. >> he's a very good debater, so him to relax and be himself. if he is barack obama the country has come to know and t job. he will do a grea this is a great day for forident obama and his wife another reason. this marks their 20th wedding anniversary. obama will be in the audience for tonight's debate in denver. on holding a belated anniversary celebration on saturday. the president's campaign asking supporters to sign an anniversary cards for the first couple. what the debate at 9:00 tonight on abc 7. at 11:00, political reporter have insightwill and analysis. biden, airsident joe 11 was approaching the airport and then the pilot had circle for about 35 minutes because of thunderstorms. then his return trip to andrews was forced to land at dulles airport and he motorcade back to the naval observatory because of the weather. issued to an alert children at west springfield hig
ABC
Sep 26, 2012 6:30pm EDT
. good night. this country was built by working people. the economy needs manufacturing. machines, tools, people making stuff. companies have to invest in making things. infrastructure, construction, production. we need it now more than ever. chevron's putting more than $8 billion dollars back in the u.s. economy this year. in pipes, cement, steel, jobs, energy. we need to get the wheels turning.
ABC
Sep 27, 2012 6:00pm EDT
most advanced technology to protect our water. billions in the economy. at chevron, if we can't do it right, we won't do it at all. we've got to think long term. we've got to think long term. ♪
ABC
Oct 1, 2012 11:00pm EDT
struggling to find work in today's economy. too many of those who are working are living paycheck to paycheck trying to make falling incomes meet rising prices for food and gas. more americans are living in poverty than when president obama took office and fifteen million more are on food stamps. president obama and i both care about poor and middle-class families. the difference is my policies will make things better for them. we shouldn't measure compassion by how many people are on welfare. we should measure compassion by how many people are able to get off welfare and get a good paying job. my plan will create twelve million new jobs over the next four years helping lift families out of poverty and strengthening the middle-class. i'm mitt romney and i approve this message because we can't afford another four years like the last four years. ♪ david smallwood: maryland money needs to stay in marylan it's just that simple, i mean, it's a no brainer. anncr: every year marylanders spend fiveundred and fifty... million at casinos in west virginia, delaware... and pennsylvania. one we
ABC
Oct 3, 2012 7:00am EDT
will focus on the economy, health care, and governing. newschannel 8 will have more up in a live report in a few minutes. let's get a look at the morning commute. we are dealing with a difficult early morning drive. there is a lot of emergency that accident in silver spring. there is accident cleanup on ramp to i-95 through college park. to route 50o back , all lanes are open. it is foggy and warm. the visibility is about four miles. give way towill of sun, 82-86 degrees. it will be warm and dry for the before the week temperatures plummet at the end of the weekend. tempera[ female announcer ] end who will raise taxes on the middle class? barack obama and the liberals already have. to pay for government-run healthcare, you'll pay higher taxes and more for your medicine. and their plan includes a trillion dollars in higher taxes. even on the middle class. mitt roromney and common sense conservatives will cut taxes on the middle class. and they'll close loopholes for millionaires. obama and his liberal allies? we can't afford four more years. [ r romney] i'm mitt romney and i appro
ABC
Oct 4, 2012 4:00am EDT
and his republican challenger, mitt romney. then, it quickly focused on the economy. >> 5 million jobs in the private sector created. the auto industry's come roaring back. and housing has begun to rise. >> i know what it takes to get small business growing again, to hire people. >> reporter: romney was aggressive most of the night. but his comments about the 47% had taken a toll on his campaign. the president never brought up those comments. and romney tried to move past them. >> under the president's policies, middle-income americans have been buried. they're just being crushed. i will not, under any circumstances, raise taxes on middle-income families. >> reporter: the president challenged his rival, saying that romney cannot keep his goal of cutting taxes and not add to the deficit without hurting the middle-class. >> now, five weeks before the election, he's saying his big, bold idea is never mind. >> reporter: other topics included medicare reform and the president's health care reform law. while there wasn't a knockout punch by either side, some feel the president may have
ABC
Oct 4, 2012 7:00am EDT
candidates. governor romney and president obama face off on the economy, jobs, even big bird. the challenger, on offense. >> you're entitled to your own airplane, and your own house. but not your own facts. >> five weeks before the election, he's saying his big, bold idea is never mind. >> did romney turn the race around? our powerhouse political team here live with all the latest. >>> home invasion. reports of shots fired at ashton kutcher's hollywood mansion. the s.w.a.t. team come in to arrest three employees at gunpoint. was it a high-stakes robbery or a hoax? >>> meet the bully. the man behind the e-mail who sparked national outrage. he's not backing down. what he's saying to her now. and how she's firing back. >>> and let's get ready to rumble. two titans of television, o'reilly and stewart, just days away from their own supersmackdown. just hours before their faceoff, jon stewart is here, going head-to-head. and he's in a fighting mood. >> oh, yeah. it's on. >>> little debate poster up there. good morning, america. glad to have lara back. elizabeth vargas here, as well. it was a big n
ABC
Sep 26, 2012 7:00am EDT
good news on the economy from josh. >> indications that home values and the economic recovery are on the rise. but who is benefitting the most? abc's rob nelson looking at trends. good morning to you, rob. >> good morning, josh. good news for so many feiolks o there. we got data from the 20 biggest cities in the country. and home prices are posting the strongest gains since 2007. in the first seven months of this year, prices in those cities have gone up nearly 6%. on top of that, some of the biggest gains in value, are coming at the low end of the housing market. that means the less expensive homes, hit hardest by the downturn. we're not out of the woods just yet. prices are still down 30%, compared to before the recession. but every improvement helps boost homeowners' defeconfidenc. that makes them more likely to start spending again. some reasons to be encourage, josh. >> cautious optimism, if nothing else. >>> also, those folks are going to have more money in their pocket because they are saving at the gas station. aaa reported that prices have dropped again. the average is $3.80
ABC
Sep 30, 2012 7:00am EDT
of the onomy in americica. the reading of the gross domestic product shows the economy grew at a rate of 1 1/3 percent for the quarter down the previous reading of 1.7%. much of the change due to poor farm production in the midwest because of a severe drought. the dow jones industrial average broke a -dfour-day losing strea on thursday with the best day in two weeks after fresh concerns about europe eased. the markets were down, however, on friday. consumer confidence jumped to the highest level in seven months in september. the conference board said the index rose 10% from august. the indicator is closely watched because consumer spending makes up 70% of the u.s. economy. >>> two important pieces of dada for the housinmark were out. sales of new homes in august were down from july. the median price of a home rose by a record amount, 11%. pending home sales down slightly in the month of august. at least in part due to an inventory shortage. not enough homes available at the low end of the price range. >>> an apology from the apple ceo tim cook writing a letter to customers after compl
ABC
Sep 29, 2012 12:00pm EDT
. too many americans are struggling to find work in today's economy. too many of those who are working are living paycheck to paycheck trying to make falling incomes meet rising prices for food and gas. more americans are living in poverty than when president obama took office and fifteen million more are on food stamps. president obama and oi both care about poor and middle-class families. the difference is my policies will make things better for them. we shouldn't measure compassion by how many people are on welfare. we should measure compassion by how many people are able to get off welfare and get a good paying job. my plan will create twelve million new jobs over the next four years helping lift families out of poverty and strengthening the middle-class. i'm mitt romney and i approve this message because we can't afford another four years like the last four years. ♪ ♪ >> a warning about online prescription ordering if you buy prescription meds from an online pharmacy you might be getting fake or toxic drugs. the f.d.a. launched a new campaign to raise awareness about the probl
ABC
Oct 2, 2012 7:00am EDT
book. you say right now the entertainment industry is not doing its part to fix the economy. >> by saying -- by portraying america as the greatest country it can be. it's one of the greatest exports we have in the united states, is our entertainment industry. we need more movies spread around the world that declare america's greatness at all times. >> we'll work on that. you have everybody over there working hard on it. they have the 3d glasses. >> the book is in 3d. it's very importantly in 3d. >> it actually is. >> after "avengers" came out in 3d and had a $250 million opening weekend, i realized that 2d books aren't good anymore. looks like the pages are just turning straight at you. >> get that little cam with it, too. >> that's not how 3d works. thank you for trying. >> i tried. >> i appreciate it. those are great glasses. you all look like speed racer. >> thank you. >> i want to thank you for bringing the big sodas now. in new york, it's a little tougher to get these. mayor bloomberg, you think he's un-american. >> yeah. americans have, as i said, the greatest food in the wor
ABC
Oct 1, 2012 7:00am EDT
minuteclinic.com.co in today's economy. too many of those who are working are living paycheck to paycheck trying to make falling incomes meet rising prices for food and gas. more americans are living in poverty than when president obama took office and fifteen million more are on food stamps. president obama and i both care about poor and middle-class families. the difference is my policies will make things better for them. we shouldn't measure compassion by how many people are on welfare. we should measure compassion byow many people are able to get off welfare and get a good paying job. my plan will create twelve million new jobs over the next four years helping lift families out of poverty and strengthening the middle-class. i'm mitt romney and i approve this message because we can't afford another four years like the last four years. ♪ going to put us to the test tomorrow. our thanks to the wallflowers. have a great day, everyone. we'll see you tomorrow. in hid, this -- in this is an abc 7 news update. .> i am cynne simpson federal investigators trying to deadlyt what caused the plane crash.
ABC
Oct 4, 2012 4:30am EDT
that. >> the candidates clashed during on healthcarebate economy. it became a big topic on social media. it is october 4, thursday. i am steve chenevey. i am cynne simpson. now to jacqui jeras. >> starting with a few clouds sprinkles, but it will give way to sunshine this afternoon. look at the headlines. morning clouds and showers and becoming sunny later in the day. weekend, a cooldown. you might want to start preparing for that. temperatures this morning are mild, 71 at reagan national, off a 73 inlles, fredericksburg. increasing sunshine throughout e day, 71 at 9:00, 76 at noon, 77 by 5:00. highs in the low 80s this afternoon. angela.the bel >> good morning. up for good thursday morning drive, starting in maryland. there is an accident on route 1 at gormley rd. police are directing you. is clear on the southbound side. leaving germantown northbound, there's a jackknifed tractor- 85.ler approaching maryland they just reopened the lanes. in virginia, no accidents to report. we are clear on 95 heading up to e springfield interchange and 395.nuing on from the beltway there is cons
ABC
Sep 28, 2012 6:00pm EDT
again at 11:00. have a great weekend. this country was built by working people. the economy needs manufacturing. machines, tools, people making stuff. companies have to invest in making things. infrastructure, construction, production. we need it now more than ever. chevron's putting more than $8 billion dollars back in the u.s. economy this year. in pipes, cement, steel, jobs, energy. we need to get the wheels turning. i'm proud of that. making real things... for real. ...that make a real difference. ♪ [ mitt romney ] there are 47% of the people who will vote for the president no matter what... who ardependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe that government has a responsibility to care for them, who believe that they arey entitled to health care, to food, to housing, to you-name-it... and they will vote for this president no matter what... d so my job is not to worry about those people. i'll never convince them they suld take personal responsibility and care for their liv.
ABC
Sep 27, 2012 5:00pm EDT
. indicatory that as an economy is improving. >> if retailers are going to be people it is bothraging because are expecting their par or higher than a year ago. that is great news for the economy and job-seekers. coles, 52,000, wal-mart 50,000, and toys r us will take on 45,000 police. consumers hope this is a good sign. >> i am not very optimistic. the economy is getting better growing because if they are willing to hire that means bringing in more money. >> target is also beat around -- going to be putting some jobs out there. be hiring an additional 80,000 people. >> where is the body of union hoffa?mmy that is the question that has for more than 30 we might getorrow answer. police are planning to dig up an home justd this outside of detroit. investigators got a tip saying buried at the home time the former teamsters boss disappeared. and officials say that a radar confirmed something is buried there. >> how about us? a warning to runners who take trails. watch out for a halt attacks -- .owl attacks some scientists say they are common in autumn at dawn or dusk. the careful. >> that
ABC
Oct 3, 2012 4:00am EDT
. >>> welcome back. there are several signs that the economy is improving this morning. u.s. auto sales were up again last month to their highest level in more than four years. part of that is buyers need to replace aging vehicles and feel more confident about their jobs. loans are cheaper and easier to obtain, as well. >>> and home prices were up more than 4.5% in august, compared to last year. that's the largest increase in more than six years. this latest report, plus one showing more home sales and builder confidence, indicates we are finally seeing a rebound in the housing market. >>> but another indicator shows that we're not that confident about the economy. the birthrate fell for the fourth year in a row, down 1% from the year before. the good news is that it didn't fall as much as in recent years. just 4 million births were recorded last year. that's the lowest number since 1998. >>> then, we have this. the beer index. shipments are rising for the first time since the start of the recession. analysts say that's a sure sign that consumers, particularly young men, are doing
ABC
Sep 28, 2012 11:00pm EDT
. thousands of jobs. use the most advanced technology to protect our water. billions in the economy. at chevron, if we can't do it right, we won't do it at all. we've got to think long term. we've got to think long term. ♪ ♪ captioned by the national captioning institute --www.ncicap.org-- >> the nationwide manhunt the suspect in a murder case hobart's of miles away, that stretched from upstate new york to northern virginia, is in custody. u.s. marshals say the man that the authorities were looking for in the killing of a school superintendent is off the streets. the murder happened last friday in buffalo, new york. anthony taglianetti was tracked down in shenandoah county, virginia. richard reeve is covering this story, and he is live in strasbourg virginia. >> we are at the very edge of the george washington national forest. this is where it is believed the suspect was trying to make his escape. it was here, and remote fort valley road area, near strasburg, where u.s. marshals captured anthony taglianetti during a traffic stoppe. >> that would not surprise me. >> as recently as fr
ABC
Sep 25, 2012 11:35pm EDT
a stroller. sticker price up to $1660. but in this battered economy, what explains the hot demand for a luxury baby buggy? the latest model by 4 moms, is a battery operated machine which folds itself automatically. it has the lcd screenta gives the weather and charges your cell phone. price tag $850. which is a bargain compared to the 4,500 sleek kid's custom rocker. of course the kardashian sisters were cruising around with one. >> look at that price tag and say who are these people buying these? >> in the economy there's always a flight to value. do you want to invest in a timeless product? in the world of guccis and minute knoll l manolos. >> she strategically placed her product on "sex and the city." >> after a long day in court. miranda faced another jury. >> what does that do to your sales? >> it was great. we had a waiting list of people that said when it comes we will ship. >> reporter: and nothing makes a fashionista dro fashion eaista drool than telli her she can't have it. and then a-listers got it. gwyneth paltrow, heidi klum. rachel showed me her bug-a-boo. the functi
ABC
Oct 2, 2012 12:00pm EDT
americans are struggling to find work in today's economy. too many of those who are working are living paycheckpa to paycheck trying to make falling incomes meet rising prices for food and gas. more americans are living in poverty than when president obama took office and fifteen million more are on food stamps. president obama and i both care about poor and middle-class families. the difference is my policies will make things better for them. we shouldn't measure compassion by how many people are on welfare. we should measure compassion byow many people are able to get off welfare and get a good paying job. my plan will create twelve million new jobs over the next four years helping lift families out of poverty and strengthening the middle-class. i'm mitt romney and i approve this message because we ct n't afford another four years like the last four years. ♪ ♪ question-year-old's joyride did not go as planned. there is the video to prove it. -- a tpolice say that the van was stolen and the child is start with criminal mischief. super sports cars are being used as a tool to keep k
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Oct 1, 2012 6:00pm EDT
struggling to find work in today's economy. too many of those who are working are living paycheck to paycheck trying to make falling incomes meet rising prices for food and gas. more americans are living in poverty than when president obama took office and fifteen million morere are on food stamps. president obama and i both care about poor and middle-class families. the difference is my policies will make things better for them. we shouldn't measure compassion by how many people are on welfare. we should measure compassion by how many people are able to get off welfare and get a good paying job. mylan will create twelve million new jobs over the next four years helping lift families out of poverty and strengthening the m middle-class. i'm mitt romney and i approve this message because we can't afford another four years like the last four years. ♪ ♪ pamela howze: it just seemlike such an... infringement on our lives. how dare they step into my life that way. it's none of their business. he's trying to restrict us again. he's taking us backwards george allen is the last thing we n
ABC
Oct 3, 2012 11:00pm EDT
economy, jobs, health care. a lot more. just over a month before election day. tonight, president obama and the stagey took to the first of three .ebates spiri many of you probably have about whoopinions top.up on we are live in our newsroom with bothcomes next for parties. about observation, a la men handedto to other. mitt romney held his own. saying he was more keeping the on defense. that is a victory. got called out a couple of times. the fight over tax cuts and reducing the deficit. >> i will not reduce the share by high income individuals. your running mate keep saying that. know it is a popular thing to say. e case.ot th boys. five i am used to people saying is not always repeating it on d hoping i will believe it. >> for 80 months, he has been this tax plan. -- 18 months, he has been this tax plan. now, he is saying is big, bold is never mind. >> mitt romney has not laid out the details on how he will taxes, the numbers on not favor him, at least not now. other big battle, a huge disagreement over obamacare. >> i just do not know how the president could come into , facing
ABC
Oct 4, 2012 12:00pm EDT
the economy. credit-card fees have hit an 11- year low. the report found left -- less 3% of accounts for 30 days more overdue. consumers are saving more money workingowing less while down debt. facebook has surpassed the 1 market. mark zuckerberg made the announcement by updating his .acebook status that means one out of every world havee in the facebook. zuckerberg recently made a trip promote facebook to they're looking at ways china. >> the national group every 15 minutes is kicking off the demonstration on the dangers of drinking and driving. they say every 15 minutes injured or killed in related or distracted driving accident. crash simulation that included staged victim's and response.medical tonight at 5:00, a growing concern for new mothers. studies show the developingk of in thecancer increases childbirth and e not sure why. we will talk to a young mother breast cancer and latest research on why this might be happening. >> next, why those red stickers are leading d.c.. what makes the sleep number store different? you walk into a conventional mattress store, it's really not a
ABC
Sep 27, 2012 4:30am EDT
overseas. china may announce stimulus measures to boost their economy while spain was a government is expected to present their budget for the next year. -- spain's government will present their budget for the next year. on top of jobs, on top of kohl's hiring push, they have created 1500 jobs in 10 states. two new stores will open in the washington area. the burden of student loan debt is getting worse. when you factor in tuition costs and raise borrowing limits, nearly one in five households have student loan debt in 2010. that is more than twice the level compared to 1989. this is according to a report from the pure research center that shows the average that was more than $27,000. more starbucks fans are looking to brew their lattes at home. that is coming up in the hour. >> 4:30 a right now and 56 degrees. >> still to come, bad news >> there has been a decision on pepco's request for a rate increase. if they had approve the entire amount, the typical customer would have to pay $5.20 more each month. instead they will pay about $2.60 more. the rate increase set to take place ne
ABC
Sep 30, 2012 6:30pm EDT
find work in today's economy. too many of those who are working are living paycheck to ycheck trying to make falling incomes meet rising prices for food and gas. more americans are living in poverty than when president obama took office and fifteen million more are on food stamps. president obama and i both care about poor and middle-class families. the difference is my policies will make things better for them. we shouldn't measure compassion by how many people are on welfare. we should measure compassion by how many people are able to get off welfare and get a good paying job. my plan will create twelve million new jobs over the next four years helping lift families out of poverty and strengthening the middle-class. i'm mitt romne and i approve this message because we can't afford another four years like the last four years. ♪ in just three days, president obama and it romney will face off in their first debate. they will spend the next two days preparing for the debate. out there romney was at church massachusetts. flies tomorrow to continue is a debate prep. a controversial lot
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